WSR 00-08-072

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE


[ Filed April 3, 2000, 4:01 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-18801 Prescription drugs, prosthetic and orthotic devices, ostomic items, and medically prescribed oxygen.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering a revision to this rule to incorporate legislation that has passed since this rule was last revised. The department also anticipates providing additional information to clarify the effect of court and departmental administrative decisions. It also anticipates removing the sample exemption certificate now provided in the rule and explaining that the exemptions may be documented using the multi-use "Buyer's Retail Sales Tax Exemption Certificate."

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Modified negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or at the public meeting. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. A preliminary draft of the proposed changes is available upon request. Written comments on and/or requests for copies of the rule may be directed to Alan R. Lynn, Legislation and Policy, P.O. Box 47467, Olympia, WA 98504-7467, fax (360) 664-0693, phone (360) 586-9040, e-mail alanl@dor.wa.gov.

Location and Date of Public Meeting: 9:30 a.m. on May 16, 2000, at the Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor, #400, Large Conference Room, 1025 Union and Eastside Streets, Olympia, WA.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ginny Dale no later than ten days before the hearing date, TDD 1-800-451-7985, or (360) 586-0721.

April 3, 2000

Claire Hesselholt

Rules Manager

Legislation and Policy Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office